We registered for the marriage because we had to Apply for the visa, for her to come with me immediately after the wedding and planned to have a custom wedding later on when I had holidays. I returned back to my work country on the same day we registered. but due to differences of opinion we did not get married and then she decided to apply for nullification of marriage. the case was filed in July last year, the case has been taking too long to finish, hence I have decided to become an ex-parte. my lawyer has submitted to the court that I'm not willing to contest in the case. the next purpose of hearing is "chief of petitioner". what does this mean? how many more hearings would it take to finish the case?
Chief of petitioner means the chief examination of the petitioner. The respondent lawyer if not cross examining him, then the chief examination of the petitioner will become his/her evidence. Unless and until this is not over, then the proceedings will not move ahead.